CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have made a decision on Jarome Iginla and will call a news conference early next week to announce their plans moving forward.
OK, OK, so perhaps that’s being a tad dramatic.
But drama is exactly what the Flames want desperately to avoid when it comes to never-ending talk of Iginla’s future with the club.
“We determined internally the first day of camp we’re going to address that right off the hop and ask Jarome to do the same,” said Flames GM Jay Feaster of his captain who has just one year left on his five-year, US$35-million contract.
“We want to make sure everybody (in the media) is there, address it all at that time, and then neither party will talk about it again. Will that stop questions in Detroit and Colorado about it? No, but in saying that, it gives Jarome the ability to say he’s sorry but he already addressed it and won’t talk about it.”